Author, speaker, doctor and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life.
He has a regular column in the Mind and Body section of the West Australian Newspaper and Medical Observer as well as being on the advisory panel of Prevention Magazine. He has regular slots on the 6PR morning program and Nightline , and is Medical spokesperson for Virtual Medical Centre. Dr Joe is a guest presenter on Today Tonight on Channel 7. He has written for numerous medical and mainstream publications and is regularly sought for comment by the electronic and print media.
Dr Joe gives motivational and practical health talks for the general public and corporations on how to look and feel better.
He is medical advisor to the Universal Health Network and International Medical Director of The Weekly Fitness Challenge.
Previously Dr Joe held senior positions in the Australian Medical Association and sat on numerous industry and government boards. He has extensive corporate experience in the setting up and management of medical centres and in helping businesses maintain a healthy workforce.
Blog entries by Dr Joe
- How do you avoid and manage depression?
Some people may need an antidepressant for severe depression. But for most, the answer will lie in resolving the issue(s) that trouble you rather than in a pill
- How to get a better night’s sleep
There are many health issues associated with lack of sleep. Our chances of becoming obese or getting high blood pressure are influenced by our sleep patterns
- Why laughter is the best medicine
It is impossible to feel stressed when you laugh, it has been shown to be beneficial for our health in a number of ways. When we laugh our physiology changes.
- What can we do to ensure good heart health?
Heart disease remains a major cause of death yet there is much that you can do to prevent it. Some things may look obvious, whilst others may surprise you
- Best way not to be sick
Over the last 30 years we have seen the rise of preventative health. Three recent articles shine a spotlight on this and raise good questions. A US study (link 1) questions the cost effectiveness of certain health programs. In Germany (link 2) it is suggested that many “preventative” health programs may do more for doctor’s
- Keeping fit made easy
For many people exercise is something extra to do in a busy schedule. This was not always so. In previous years we had to be active to stay alive. Our more ancient ancestors could only eat what they caught or gathered. Through the ages most work has been physical right up to the advent of
- Live better for longer
Two interesting pieces recently on longevity caught my eye. It was reported in The Lancet that life expectancy is continuing to increase and that a large number of babies born this century will live to be a century. I was first shown statistics like this in 2003 at an anti aging conference in Singapore run